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Degree Requirements

In the MFA Interaction Design program, students work both individually and collaboratively on the practical application of the concepts and methods that the program advances. Over the course of study, students will produce a wide range of concepts—from low-fidelity sketches to high-fidelity prototypes and applications—with the same degree of rigor.


The diversity of the curriculum is complemented by individual and collaborative spaces that are intended to simulate a working design studio. In addition, our faculty comprises top practitioners in the field, bringing rich and varied backgrounds and real-world experience.


General Requirements

  • Successful completion of 60 credits, including all required courses and the thesis project. Documentation of all thesis projects must be on file in the MFA Interaction Design Department to be eligible for degree conferral.
  • A matriculation of two academic years. Students must complete their degree within four years, unless given an official extension by the provost.
  • Interaction Design grades on a pass/fail system. Students are required to remain in good academic standing.  


Note: Departmental requirements are subject to change by the department.